Double Cask Rye - 1er Cru Sauternes Cask Finish (90 Proof) $125.00
fter aging in two separate new charred American white oak barrels, this unique triple cask matured whiskey is then finished in rare French Premier Cru Sauternes wine casks which add a rounded balance and almost buttery texture along with citrus lemon and apricot notes. Sauternes wine, known as the “nectar of the gods”, was prized by both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington in the 18th century. This artisanal whiskey merges the unique terroir of the Hudson Valley with old world European tradition and craftsmanship. Candied orange peel, honeycomb, peach skin, flower blossom, maple, candied apples, Madagascar vanilla, rye spice are all abundant in the nose of this patina copper, amber whiskey. The bold flavors of toasted bread with honey and butter, cashews, citrus, orange blossom notes and vanilla wafer balance the traditional rye spice leading to a long, honeyed apricot finish bursting with fruit and spice.